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Position: Assistant Professor - Psychology-Behavioral Science

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2GC – Department not found Full-time A97901

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Department Chair - DC Behavioral Science, the Assistant Professor - Psychology-Behavioral Science will: provide high quality teaching of psychology courses with undergraduates, particularly courses related to developmental psychopathology or clinical work; mentor undergraduate students in research; produce scholarly work that will advance knowledge and /or contribute to practice; provide service to the university and department; remain engaged in professional activities and service to professional organizations.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses as assigned and other courses that meet program needs. 
  • Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives and student outcomes for each course taught.
  • Prepare all instructional materials (to include course syllabi, exams, readings, instructions, visual aids, and other materials) in electronic and paper formats.
  • Maintain and submit accurate and current records concerning student accountability, attendance, and performance.
  • Effectively and accurately participate in the School of Education accreditation process.
  • Engage in scholarly activities and produce scholarly work.
  • Serve as chair or member of graduate committees.
  • Supervise student teachers, field work students, and interns.
  • Maintain currency and improve professionally in the content and pedagogy of courses taught.
  • Provide service to the University and community.
  • Attend assigned meetings, maintain office hours, and uphold a student centered approach to education.
  • Develop positive relationships with colleagues and public school teachers and administrators.
  • Uphold professional and ethical standards.
  • Assist in building and maintaining a quality BSW program and the quality of the program.  
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Behavioral Science Department, other departments, and with members of the community.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • N/A


Graduation for an accredited institution with a doctorate in social work or in a closely related field and a minimum of two years full-time social work teaching experience as well as a minimum of two years of full-time employment as a social worker in a human services agency.  

  • Knowledge and skill in current instructional theory, methods, strategies and techniques.
  • Knowledge in student management, motivation and evaluation techniques.
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, problem-solving and decision-making
  • Evidence of potential for scholarly work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a diverse group.
  • Ability to apply multimedia hardware/software in classroom teaching. 

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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